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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who (13th Doctor)
« on: 30 January, 2020, 12:32:05 pm »
They seem much better placed to accept that you don't have to have all the answers, and don't do that adult fan thing (?) of needing to force predictive guesses to a story and just roll with it,asking smart questions when they can... not that I can answer them yet!

Yeah that is what always gets me with these threads. Doctor Who is a kids show. I was watching it aged 5 and up. Now I am 50 I still just watch it for what it is and love every minute. When there is a bit of continuity or back story that pops up it is most satisfying but I don't care about inconsistencies. Some shows are better than others I prefer some characters to others but all in all it is just a tv show to be enjoyed not anal-ysed.  Same like all the Star Treks just fun TV.  :-)

And yeah Saphire and Steel was great never understood any of it really, same like Blakes 7.

There's a truth I've noticed through trying to find help when I'm stuck on a coding or technical computer issue and I search for a solution online:

Best resource for coding issues is undoubtedly Stack Overflow most of the derogitory people are monitored out so you get reasonable thought out responses unless someone doesn't understand your question.

So as Wikipedia is not regarded as a reliable source is there a website you guys would recommend for showing my kid what a duck billed platypus is for instance. 

What are your preferred, online, encyclopedias?

Wikipedia has its uses, though use as a fictional encyclopaedia isn't one of them

Yeah it is fantastic for a factual resource on the world around us. The fact that articles are backed up by their sources makes it reliable enough for me when tacking questions from the kids :-) 

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 14 January, 2020, 01:17:30 pm »
A little off topic, but has anyone ever seen this for sale in an actual shop? I quite fancy the odd issue, but apart from the first few, I've never seen it sold at any branch of WH Smiths or Forbidden Planet.

The advert on the back of virtually every prog says "Ask for it at your local Newsagent" - is that irony? Do Newsagents exist any more? I mean, my local corner shop has a small shelf stocking newspapers and TV Quick, but I'm sure if I asked the bloke who runs it to reserve me a copy of "2000 AD The Ultimate Collection" he would probably think I was smoking something.

I pick up the ones I want from Forbidden Planet. You can pre-order in advance so you don't forget when they come out. Very happy with the service.


Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 December, 2019, 03:51:16 pm »
The complete Red Seas would be nice. Don't know if that would fit volume wise?

Off Topic / Re: Wot I Ate On My Holidays
« on: 16 October, 2019, 01:00:46 pm »
always look forward to this thread during it's hiatus. Fantastic every time it returns.
Great stuff keep travelling and keep eating man, cheers.

Off Topic / Re: Donating blood.
« on: 25 June, 2019, 01:04:30 pm »

Love it.

Off Topic / Re: Donating blood.
« on: 24 June, 2019, 03:30:25 pm »
Over here in Belgium they won't accept blood from anyone who lived in England between 1980 and 1996 because of  Variant Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease. I moved over here in 2002 so I am definitely out.  Which is a bit disappointing.


Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 22 May, 2019, 01:04:45 pm »
I just started issue 38 Aquila. I never read this in the original issues but was always a fan on Black Hawk in the Tornado years so thought it would be my thing, which it is.

In the intro bumpf at the beginning it suggests that the story has not been completed to this day.

Is this correct?  Is it a series that is likely to be cropping up again in the pages of 2thou? Or is it something that faded away?

I liked both seasons. Thoroughly entertaining television with a tinge of nostalgia to my youth, nice one, worth the sub.  Thanks for the heads up on the shorts will check these out.

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth card game
« on: 20 March, 2019, 04:00:27 pm »
@sheridan thanks for the details.  I can get the Meg 405 from the shop. Nice one thanks

Announcements / Re: Judge Dredd: The Cursed Earth card game
« on: 20 March, 2019, 12:54:43 pm »
I managed to snag all the additional cards that have come out, so I've got a choice of one survival judge (Dredd), two (three?) diplomats and two psis.

Oh where can you get these additional cards from?  I got the three bonus ones for ordering early. But the extra judges where can you get those?

General / Re: Art of Brian Bolland Image books for sale
« on: 20 March, 2019, 12:52:53 pm »
I would still buy one even at a greater cost :-)  I never seen the book before I must admit.  Ebay throws up some hits but pretty pricey.

General / Art of Brian Bolland Image books for sale
« on: 19 March, 2019, 01:33:40 pm »
I don't know if this has been posted already but looks pretty cool:

Brian Bolland
22 hrs
Image Comics have informed me that the cost of warehousing this book exceeds the sales of the book. There are two choices: Either I or someone else could buy some or all of the inventory or they will be sent to be pulped. There are 3,095 copies in stock at $7.78 per book. I thought I might buy 100. I have no warehouse space here or the money to buy or store the whole lot. If anyone wants multiple copies now's your chance. You'd have to do it directly with Image. I could make myself available to sign them if you want. Chris Caira, Scott Dunbier, Joe Pruett, Nick Landau. (The link I previously added below for ordering copies was meant for me alone and at the request of Image I've deleted it.)


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